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LearnShare Africa (part of LearnShare HIV/AIDS)

  • Sharing HIV AIDS Learning Resources and Wisdom for Treatment Literacy in sub-saharan Africa)
  • Prep for AMARC Ivory Coast Workshop, April 27-30, 2009 (as part of Pan African conference)

Leadup to the Conference

  • Participants write a short document (750-1000 words) based around 3-4 questions relating to the workshop goals. We can encourage people to share their docs on the group list, publish on the wiki, etc. (Suggestion by AMARC Secy. General Marcelo Solericens)
  • LearnShare HIV AIDS online discussions
  • Wiki skills training online with facilitator support (L4C) - from 30 March - 3 April, 2009
  • Co-Facilitators' teambuilding / dry run exercise - 1 or 2 days before conference
  • Finalising of Workshop Agenda (incorporating feedback from co-facilitators)

Workshop I (pre-conference)


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Welcome from COL, Video, Advocacy

Welcome video from COL, Ian Pringle (incorporating advocacy form COL)

  • Explain rationale for Effective Learning Programs & HIV AIDS Treatment Literacy
  • Explain changes in how Treatment Literacy is approached
    • this is a different strategy developed in response to community feedback - "YOU"
    • it's a major shift in how the struggle against HIV / AIDS is being waged

HIV/AIDS is an issue that often involves the whole community. It requires that people living with HIV, international, national, regional and local organisations work together. This workshop brings together community media with HIV community so we can collaborate on effective learning programmes that draw on both groups' experience and skills.


  • Checklist for learning programmes
  • HIV AIDS Treatment Literacy education
  • OER repository on Community Media CoP
  • This event: bridge / network between two (2) communities (HIV AIDS & Community Media)

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Participant introductions (15 minutes)
  • Welcome by co-facilitators (Gurmit, International AIDS Society, Njuki Githethwa, EcoNews Africa)

Name tag mix-up

Facilitator - Prepare name tags with names, country, profession.

  • Give each participant the name tag of someone else in the group and ask each person to find the owner of the name tag.
  • Invite participants to circulate until every person receives his or her name tag.
  • In plenary, invite pp. to introduce someone they met, their country, their profession.

Acknowledge the experience and expertise present in the room, that we can all tap into when we collaborate to solve the problem of HIV/AIDS using community media.

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Ice Breaker - Laying Down Your Burden

This activity is designed to:

  • To enhance the ‘social climate’,
  • To allow pp to share their baggage
  • To ‘unblock’ pp
  • To give them a chance to talk about what’s on their mind
  • To prepare pp to participate more fully

  1. Ask pp to jot down (pen and paper), silently, something which is on their minds about HIV/AIDS. Something which you don’t talk about with others.

Faciliators can go round tables and make sure pp understand the task. If not, give examples. e.g what’s on my mind is ‘fear of catching something. For example…I have to etc.’ This something need not always be ‘bad’ – it can even be something/exciting e.g. We are thinking of starting a campaign to raise funds for AIDS orphans in my country.

  1. Invite them, if they wish, to ‘try and imagine this something as a picture’
  2. After 5-6 mins silent drawing, ask everyone to put down your paper on the table so everyone can see each other’s drawing. # Now, tell each other about what you wrote and drew.
  3. In plenary, take some feedback from groups. Were there any similarities/differences? Notice, and elicit discussion.

Ask them – how did you feel about sharing your burden with others? We hope you feel a little lighter now that you had some time to share. We are all here to help out, and if possible, address some of your concerns. In fact, making a programme to deal with the issue you raised could be a way forward. What do you think?

Overview / Roadmap

How We Got Here

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Facilitator: prepare post-it or coloured notes with the following words (enough for 2 groups)

  • Commonwealth of Learning
  • International AIDS Society
  • EcoNews
  • Heard about WikiEducator
  • Google Community Media Group discussion
  • Wiki skills training
  • Making my Personal Wiki
  • Joining the Community Media Portal
  • Contributing to a workshop
  • Discussing with others
  • Making friends across the world
  • Interested in learning about HIV AIDS
  • Want to improve myself as a programmer
  • Want to join a pilot project
  • Want to work globally
  • Want to share my knowledge
  • a few blank cards


  1. Shuffle the cards into 2 decks.
  2. Break up pps into 2 groups
  3. Tell them the aim of the activity: To make a roadmap showing the different ways each of us got involved with Learn Share HIV AIDS community.
  4. Give each group a flip chart paper and blu-tack, and have them work to arrange the cards into a map.
  5. Provide magic markers if pps. wish to draw in other points, insights, people, and events.
  6. When they've finished, get each group to hang their roadmap on the wall with blu-tack.
  7. Allow time for each group to walk over and observe quietly the other's roadmap.
  8. Convene plenary, and elicit feedback from pp. about their perceptions of the roadmap.
  9. Clarify any misunderstandings.
  10. Comment on how interesting it is that despite our various backgrounds and prior experience, we have been brought together to bridge the gap between health, education and media. Highlight historic significance.

Emphasise: This workshop is part of a longer-term process:

  • came out of a conversation in a wiki skills course, between COL, IAS and EcoNews Africa
  • part of the LearnShare HIV / AIDS Initiative
  • connection to Community Radio and HIV/AIDS

Elicit their views on above

If time permits, try to get pps. to synthesise into 1 collective version of the roadmap.

{{Activity|Role Play Facilitators clarify in a role play the objectives of LearnShare and the workshop to establish the following:

  • That everyone understands what Learn Share objectives are
  • Clarify the purpose of the workshop – to start the process of making effective learning programmes


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Participants’ experience, concerns, expectations and resources (15 minutes)

Suitcase Activity

  • Paste suitcases' around the roadmap flip-charts
  • Get everyone to walk around and look at the contents of suitcases
  • Invite the 2 groups to pool together each component of the suitcases

Establish the following points:

  • Commend on the range of experience and the diverse resources present
  • Get the group to develop expectations based on the workshop objectives; and if not, manage and clarify them
  • Explain the tangible outcomes we are aiming for – 4 WGs to collaborate on making treatment literacy radio programmes.
  • Knowing where to turn for further Wiki Skills training
  • Consensus on principles of effective learning programmes
  • An action plan from each WG
  • A Statement to report back to AMARC

Remind people that during closing, we will look at the suitcases and redraw to see what we are taking home

Identification of process/wiki reporters

  • Reporters will rotate now and then, two per session
  • Records the workshop process, assignments, strategies, unresolved issues and reports in the next session/wiki
  • Keeping a running memory on flipcharts or cards/wiki for every one to see ‘what we are talking about now’

Agenda Setting

To involve pps. in setting the agenda collaboratively on how we will reach our objectives of learning to make learning programmes on HIV AIDS

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Agenda Setting (30 mins)


  1. Divide group into groups of 5-6
  2. Ask pp. to write down individually and privately, their 3 main persona IP: individual objectives for the workshop - what do they want to go home with? Ask them to be realistic, reminding them of Learn Share HIV AIDS long-term objectives as discussed earlier.
  3. Repeat in pairs. (There may be overlaps, but individual priorities may have to be sacrificed).
  4. Now ask the 3 pairs to form the group again, and to narrow down to 3 priorities.
  5. Ask each group to read out their 3 priorities, and post them on the flip chart.
  6. Bring the 2 lists of priorities to the front of the room.
  7. Display them side by side.
  8. Allow time for contemplation, questions between groups, and clarifications.
  9. Point out anything facilitators feel is contradictory or unrealistic.
  10. If no consensus, offer a suggested agenda to participants from which to choose the topics and sequence.
  11. Come up with 1 common list of priorities that are then reflected in the agenda and suit the sponsors' pre-suggested objectives.

Tips for Facilitator

  • Explain the value of learning together, learning by doing, becoming a part of a global professional team.
  • Ask if they wish to stay in the same teams, or break into smaller groups.
  • Finalise the groups - say they will continue to work together on the Wiki and Gogle group after the workshop. We will also share between groups.
  • Introduce HIV community resource persons - “we are here to help you become more productive."
  • See if they are nervous- put them at ease, there will be experts on hand to guide you, to answer your questions.


Pp have had to process a lot of information. We now sit back and take questions from them should they be unclear on some issues. All in all, this activity should give everyone a shared sense of responsibility for what is to come. Pps. become, in a real sense, stakeholders in the course.

Outcomes of Opening

Everyone has:

  • understood the objectives of the workshop
  • agreed on an agenda to reach these objectives
  • unblocked their baggage and tensions
  • understood roles of different people
  • developed a basic level of trust

Treatment Literacy as a Strategy for Fighting HIV/AIDS


  • An opportunity to draw upon participants' prior experience and beliefs about HIV AIDS
  • An opportunity to introduce some ways in which treatment literacy has been used by HIV community groups TAC and SAfAIDS
  • An opportunity to consider how the ideas introduced could be developed into content for effective learning programmes via community media

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Treatment Literacy as a Strategy for Fighting HIV/AIDS (Gurmit with HIV cmty groups)

Workshop II

  • Follow-up on Workshop I, but not recant of Workshop I
  • COL Statement: Community Radio is a powerful force for Effective Learning Programs that teach people new methods, tools and techniques, beyond simple messaging.

(Comment.gif: I take it that workshop II is on day 2. Would be fine if we provide activities to provide a link between Day 1 and Day 2 --Njuki 18:22, 10 April 2009 )

Session I (45 minutes): Marketplace of ideas (Working Groups)


  • To set up working groups around HIV treatment literacy programmes
  • Deepening knowledge and understanding on HIV/AIDS treatment literacy


  • A short brainstorm and agreement on the nature and composition of the Working Groups(WG)
  • Breakout sessions of the working groups
  • Plenary report back
  • Mapping of key areas and issues on treatment literacy
  • Questions to make clear the understanding on treatment literacy


  • An opportunity to draw upon participants' prior experience and beliefs about HIV AIDS
  • Inquiry and deepening understanding on treatment literacy
  • Collaboration through the working groups to enable knowledge sharing and experiential learning

Session II (45 minutes): Circle of practices


Sharing some good practices on HIV/AIDS treatment literacy


  • Participants sit in a circle
  • Sharing of experiences and practices from TAC and SAfAIDS
  • Emphasis on the key steps and issues in the development of the practices
  • Identify the community media aspects of the practices


  • An opportunity to introduce some ways in which treatment literacy has been used by HIV community and media groups
  • An opportunity to consider how the ideas introduced could be developed into content for effective learning programmes through community media

Session III (45 minutes): Brainstorm on community media


Understanding community media and LearnShare online tools


  • Brainstorming – participants sit in a circle
  • Share ideas on community media
  • Focus on community radio
  • Introduction to the online LearnShare tools-wikieducator/e-mail discussion list/online learning activities


  • Deepened understanding on community media and radio
  • Increased knowledge on LearnShare online tools

Session IV (45 minutes): Clinics on effective learning programmes


To develop a better understanding of the principles and of effective learning programmes


  • Identification of resource persons
  • Working Groups breakout
  • Working Groups reflections on the good practices and principles on effective programmes and their application in community media and online tools


  • Development of the principles on effective programming for community media
  • Development of action plans for working groups engagement with community media and LearnShare online tools

Session V (45 minutes): Brainstorm on Key messages


To develop key messages concerning HIV/AIDS treatment literacy to feed into the AMARC conference


  • Process reporters to highlight issues of the workshop process
  • Identification of key messages
  • Feedback


A draft statement on the progress of HIV/AIDS literacy treatment using community media and online tools